Hospitalization can be a stressful time for both patients and family. St.
Joseph Health Medical Group hospitalist coverage for our affiliated hospitals
in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Napa, Fortuna, and Eureka is designed to ensure
you receive the best care possible during your hospital stay.
Our highly trained physicians are experts in the needs of acutely ill patients
and continuously manage the treatment and progress of each patient. In
the past, patients would wait for their primary care physician to visit
once each day, either before or after office hours. Because our hospitalists
are onsite or immediately available 24/7, they round on patients as often
as needed and are available to respond to changes in a patient's condition.
While a hospitalist takes the lead when you are admitted to the hospital,
it is a team effort with your personal physician remaining informed and involved.